Qui tam suit against Taiwan-owned pipe maker

by Walter Olson on May 11, 2014

Daniel Fisher at Forbes gives the manufacturer’s side of the story behind a massive whistleblower suit seeking billions from J.M. Eagle over its supply of plastic pipe to public water and utility systems. Qui tam lawyers Phillips & Cohen give their side of the story here. Here’s Fisher on the law firm’s success:

The firm was founded by John Phillips, who as a congressional staffer helped draft a 1986 law that made it easier to pursue whistleblower cases. He subsequently earned enough to become a major Democratic Party donor and now serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Italy.

Update: Phillips & Cohen writes to say that the above quotation “contains an error: John Phillips was never a congressional staffer.”

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1 Walter Olson 05.13.14 at 1:57 pm

Post updated to reflect that Phillips & Cohen writes to say that the above quotation “contains an error: John Phillips was never a congressional staffer.”

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